Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 13 rebounds in the Washington Wizards' 102-86 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.
Bradley Beal added 17 points for the Wizards, who have won three in a row. John Wall tallied 16 points and 12 assists, Nene contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds and Rasual Butler donated 13 points.
Derrick Rose finished with 19 points for the Bulls, who have dropped two straight since a three-game winning streak. Aaron Brooks had 16 points and Pau Gasol added 12 points and 13 boards.
"We wanted to make it tough on him and not let him get easy looks as much as possible," said Wall of Rose.
The Wizards started the game on a 14-4 run and never looked back. They shot 52.2 percent from the field in the first quarter en route to a 30-13 lead.
"We got ourselves in a big hole at 30-13," said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. "Fought back a couple of times. The bench did a good job and gave us a shot. We fell behind again and came back again but the start was too much to overcome."
The Bulls got within 41-34 late in the second before watching Washington take a 60-42 edge into the locker room.
Chicago went on a 10-0 run late in the third quarter to get within six. Jimmy Butler tallied six points during the surge to make it 72-66 with 2:16 remaining.
But the Wizards ended the third on an 8-2 spurt to extend their margin to 80-68. Washington then scored the first five points of the fourth to put the game out of reach.
Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy (ankle) sat out his fourth straight game ... The Wizards shot 47.7 percent from the field, while holding Chicago to 38.6 percent.